bent sreet

 I am trying to get the council to deliniate the footpath/cycle path at the bent street boat ramp. I hassled them for better lighttting and the y put up a couple of flood lights. I think the path needs some barrier put up as i beleive that it is a potential accident waiting to happen. It will only take someones young kid on a bike or running unsupervised to get in the path of a trailer being reveres down the ramp and it will be a serious accident. You cannot watch all areas as your reveresing your trailer. I know that there has been no accidents yet but there has been some close calls. get ono the council with enough pressure and it might get resolved. Send them an email. cheers



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 I agree - it's deffinately a

Fri, 2020-07-31 06:55

 I agree - it's deffinately a risk, I triple check while I reverse down, and I also triple check when I'm using the path and crossing as a pedestrian - but accidents do happen.


Interested to hear more on your barrier proposal ? In my head this would "funnel" the pedestrians to the crossing so they only have one path in and one path out ? And then stop/slow kids on bikes using the standard barrier arrangement you see on some footpaths that they need to walk around ? Seems like that would be pretty cheap but effective.


Another option could be to divert the footpath around the car park, but I'm not sure it would be any safer leading kids and dogs towards safety bay road - the traffic on that road is mental these days !

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Sounds a lot like the

Fri, 2020-07-31 07:49

Sounds a lot like the mouthbreathers at Hillarys leaving the cafe and walking in front of a reversing trailer casual AF


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 Nearly as bad as the bogan

Fri, 2020-07-31 20:53

 Nearly as bad as the bogan boat owners ignoring the signage and not giving a fuck about anyone and launching in the retrieval areas...

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 The recommended approach for

Fri, 2020-07-31 08:01

 The recommended approach for shared patrhs is for a barrier to be installed across the path, good luck with that the cyclists will complain that they have to get off or slow down. But I will write to council to support you. Of note that the speed for cyclists along that path is the same as the adjacent road 60 kph legally they can travel at.


Tom M